Single String Tapping (Guitar Lesson)


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Andy James

Single String Tapping

Andy James kicks off his Phase 2 Tapping series with a look at single string tapping examples.

Taught by Andy James in Tapping Overload seriesLength: 6:00Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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francisrockstarfrancisrockstar replied on January 9th, 2014

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francisrockstarfrancisrockstar replied on January 9th, 2014

what's that black thing on the fret board

The-procThe-proc replied on May 20th, 2014

could be a hairband/bobbin thing to mute unwanted strings

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on May 22nd, 2014

That is exactly what it is! Many shredder types that do lots of taping use hair bands to mute the strings.

Tapping Overload

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn intermediate to advanced tapping techniques with virtuoso Andy James.



Lesson 1

Single String Tapping

Andy James kicks off his Phase 2 Tapping series with a look at single string tapping examples.

Length: 6:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Two String Tapping

Andy James shows you the next logical step in learning the art of shred tapping: two string tapping!

Length: 4:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Pentatonic Tapping

Andy teaches you how to tap through all 5 positions of the E minor pentatonic scale.

Length: 4:21 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Tapping With String Skipping

Shredder Andy James is back with another lesson on tapping. In this lesson he shows you how to skip strings while tapping.

Length: 8:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Tapped Arpeggios

Andy teaches you how to play tapped arpeggios. He starts out with a relatively simple example and shows progressively harder exercises.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Two-Finger Right Hand Tapping

Andy James introduces you to tapping with two fingers on your right hand. This allows you to reach very wide intervals and create a very cool sound.

Length: 11:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Over The Neck Tapping

In this lesson, Andy James teaches you this flashy over the neck tapping technique. This is an advanced technique that will take some time to master.

Length: 6:00 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only

About Andy James View Full Biography Guitarist Andy James is widely regarded as the best breakthrough guitarist in the UK with a developed fan base of his own. He has released four solo albums called Machine, In the Wake of Chaos, Kaos 7, and self titled Andy James. Andy has specialised in teaching lead techniques for Heavy Rock and Metal. He has also taught guitarists around the world through his successful range of tuition DVDs with the Guitar Community.

He is highly influenced by the likes of Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Adam Dutkiewicz. He has full endorsement with ESP Guitars, Laney Amplification and EMG, Inc.

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